When supermodel Linda Evangelista told French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault in 2006 she was pregnant with his child, he asked her to get an abortion, her attorney charged Thursday on the first day of a child-support trial in Manhattan. Pinault, 49, who is currently married to actress Salma Hayek, denied that charge but testified he told Evangelista that “if she were to have a child (they) might not have a relationship.” With that a four-month relationship, in which he said the couple only actually saw each other seven days, came to an end.
Choices, choices. I’d say supermodel Linda Evangelista had a choice as to whether she’d sleep with someone she barely knew. So did Pinault. But once a baby came into the picture with the pregnancy, he did not have a choice to say she should kill it. Neither had a choice to terminate a life based on their own indiscretion. This is how these things play out for many folks, I’m well aware. And your friendly neighbourhood liberal would have you believe that control over one’s body starts after conception. Before that? No control whatsoever. Yes, I am now channeling my grandmother (who incidentally I’ve never heard say anything like this.)by